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Lame Duck Council Invokes Interim City Manager Contract – Wont Wait To Let New Council Decide Terms In 3 Weeks
Nov23

Lame Duck Council Invokes Interim City Manager Contract – Wont Wait To Let New Council Decide Terms In 3 Weeks

Tonight’s meeting of the Novato City Council involved more discussion and debate over artificial turf fields than it did the contract to hire Interim City Manager, Cathy Capriola through April 1st of 2016.  Capriola has served as Assistant City Manager for the same term as Michael Frank, approximately five and half years. Capriola and Frank attended graduate school together and have a close working relationship. While this may endear...

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Council Exhibits Breathtaking Audacity and Lack of Understanding
Nov22

Council Exhibits Breathtaking Audacity and Lack of Understanding

I’d heard of the dismissive and entitled nature of many of the present council members.  I’ve begun to educate myself on the pressing political and social issues facing Novato and determined to attend the next City Council meeting to see for myself, how the public and Council interact.  I did not expect that at the Nov. 17th meeting, all the dysfunction would be on full display in all its glory. It was entertaining – at least for a...

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Eye on the Council: Meeting of 11-17-15 Outgoing Council chooses Cathy Capriola Interim City Manager for Minimum of 3 months
Nov21

Eye on the Council: Meeting of 11-17-15 Outgoing Council chooses Cathy Capriola Interim City Manager for Minimum of 3 months

Carolyn and Aaron Thompson of Bicycle Brustop were recognized for their significant contributions to Small Business Saturday and the business community. This year’s Small Business Saturday will be 11-28, an extra special day to Shop Small (Business) and maybe even visit with Santa. During public comment, David McLaughlin commented on the election outcome that the grassroots showed a preference for new faces over experienced...

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Councilwoman Athas owes voters an apology
Nov18

Councilwoman Athas owes voters an apology

On Wednesday, Dick Spotswood, ex-mayor and City Council member in Mill Valley, wrote a concise analysis of the past issues in Novato with a staff-led compliant City Council. He clearly stated the issue moving forward; Novato needs a clean start and voters had made that absolutely clear in the election. Novato Councilwoman Denise Athas expressed a different take at the Novato council’s Nov. 17 meeting. Councilwoman Athas discounted the...

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